Meta allowed Facebook users to delete personal data to avoid training generative AI models on it

Facebook users can now delete certain personal information that can be used to train generative artificial intelligence models, writes CNBC.

This week, Meta updated the resources section of the Facebook Help Center and added a form called “Generative AI Data Subject Rights.”

In this way, Meta provides individuals with the ability to access, modify, or delete any personal information that becomes part of the data that the company can use to train its large language and related AI models.

To delete user data on Facebook that is used to train generative AI models, you need to:

  • Go to the Generative AI Data Subject Rights form on the page privacy policies Meta about generative AI;
  • Click on the link “Learn more and send your request here”;
  • Choose one of three options that, according to Meta, “best describes your problem or objection”.

After choosing one of the three options, users have to take a security test. However, some of them say they cannot complete the form.

By the way, it has recently become known that Zoom wants to train its AI models using some user data. This is stated in the company’s updated terms of service.